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Tough pitching

MU freshman Jeff Emens pitches against Western Illinois at Taylor Stadium. Emens struck out two in one inning pitched.

Neck and neck

Brian Allen, right, Boy Scout Pack #733 treasurer, starts the race for two pinewood derby competitors. From left, scouts Kahleb Adams, Shane Lewis, Jack Allen, Joel Hess and Josh Bennett watch.

Jumping for joy

Chad Voney celebrates his win at the Boy Scout Pack #733 pinewood derby at Shepard School on Monday. Voney's car was shaped like a chunk of cheese with a tiny stuffed mouse posing as the driver.

Aaron O'Neal

Aaron O'Neal, a redshirt freshman, died following a workout in 2005. A tentative settlement has recently been reached in the lawsuit surrounding his death.

Jeanne Sinquefield

Jeanne Sinquefield rehearses with the Columbia Civic Orchestra on Dec. 9 at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Sinquefield and her husband recently donated $1 million to MU's School of Music.

Pinkel with the Pawpurrazzi

MU football head coach Gary Pinkel unloads glasses at the start of "A Night with the Pawpurrazzi" at Chris McD's. Pinkel, along with other well-known people in Columbia, served as celebrity hosts at the event.

A Night with the Pawpurrazzi

Sarah Perry participates in the silent auction that was part of "A Night with the Pawpurrazzi." The charity dinner to raise money for the Central Missouri Humane Society held took place at Chris McD's on Monday.

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Terrell Turner lines up a shot in practice at the Southwell Gymnasium.

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Terrell Turner, center, along with Jason Ellis, left, and Taylor Evans sit in the Columbia College men's basketball team's locker room after practice on Monday. A senior at Columbia College, Turner said he picked the No. 24 for his jersey because a day has no more than 24 hours.

Tepesch

Nick Tepesch struck out a career-high 12 batters in Sunday's win against Ball State.

Members of Audubon Society

Dena McNeely, a member of the Missouri Audubon Society, surveys bird populations. Forty years of such surveys has led the Audubon Society to the conclusion that climate change is forcing bird populations north.

Climate change

"Dance-a-holics" go round and round

Joanne Roth, center left, Fred West, center right, and the rest of the "Dance-a-holics" do a number in a circle at the Centrlia Senior Citizen Center. The group meets for line dancing every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

"Drunken Sailor Step"

Fred West does a twist as he executes one of the numerous moves of the popular line dance number "Drunken Sailor Step" at the Centralia Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday.

Dancing for fun and exercise

"I do it (line dancing) for the fun and the excercise," Fred West said after finishing a dance Tuesday afternoon in Centralia.

Margaret Bauer

Margaret Bauer is a guest columnist.

Getting personal for a 'Real World' competition

Andrew Orozco fills out preliminary paperwork at "The Real World" casting call in Memorial Union on Saturday. Subsequent paperwork asked a variety of questions, some of which were rather personal. For example, one asked participants to describe their relationship with their parents.

Carroll recognized

DeMarre Carroll became the first player in Missouri history to earn First Team All-Big 12 and First Team Academic All-Big 12 recognition in the same season.

Edwards on the move

Carl Edwards, left, and Robby Gordon race through turn one during the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.

Busch dominates

Kurt Busch takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500.
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